Hajj; Epidemics not reported: Governor of Makkah

Makkah | Prince Khalid Al Faisal, governor of Makkah and adviser to Custodian of the Two Harams King Salman, said no cases of infection were reported among the pilgrims on Yawmutarwiyah of Dhul Hijjah 8, the first day of this year’s hajj. In a press conference held in Mina, the governor said that he thanked Almighty Allah for his mercy to the guests who gathered at the holy places to spend the day of Tarwiyyah free from accidents and epidemics.

In the last two years, Hajj was not allowed to people from foreign countries as part of the precautionary measures against Covid-19. Eight and a half lakh pilgrims are from foreign countries out of ten lakh people participating in Hajj this year. Prince Khalid Al Faisal, who is also the Chairman of the Central Hajj Committee, visited Mina and reviewed the further steps of Saudi Arabia’s Hajj activities and the services provided to pilgrims during this year’s Hajj. The governor was received by Makkah Deputy Emir Prince Badr bin Sultan and senior military officers.

The Governor thanked Saudi Ruler King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for providing facilities for the pilgrims to perform their duties with ease and peace. Prince Khalid Al Faisal expressed his gratitude to all those involved in serving the guests of Allah during Hajj.


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